TORONTO - Sepp Blatter appeared at peace. New Balance 999 Shop Online . Perhaps it was lingering memories of a chaotic Brazilian World Cup that have FIFAs president so happy to be in Canada. Maybe it was a modestly attended press conference where he faced no questions about bidding corruption, 2018 World Cup host Russias alleged military involvement in Ukraine or labour rights in 2022 host Qatar. Whatever the reason, Canada suits Blatter just fine. So fine in fact that Blatter didnt have to be asked about a possible World Cup in Canada - he brought it up on his own. "Lets go to see if you can bring the famous FIFAs World Cup we just played in Brazil to your country," he said Monday. "Im sure that this country will be as calm as it is now, and tell me one country in the world actually that is very calm. And here, I feel home." Thats good news for Canadian soccer ahead of the Under-20 Womens World Cup, which begins Tuesday and runs through Aug. 24 in Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton and Moncton, N.B. Canada opens play Tuesday against Ghana in Toronto. The 16-team event is a precursor to next years Womens World Cup, which will move from 16 teams to 24. Blatter called the tournaments a necessary step to a successful bid by the Canadian Soccer Association for the mens tournament. "Its time. Its a project and if youre going to have a project like the FIFA World Cup, it takes some time," he said. "You have had the courage and it was necessary to (CSA president Victor Montagliani) to have the courage to ask, to organize FIFAs Womens World Cup with 24 teams. It will be the first time." The CSA has said it plans to enter a formal bid for the 2026 World Cup. "Were the only G8 country that hasnt hosted a World Cup ...," said Montagliani. "I think weve sort of started to shed our humbleness a little bit ... I think thats our next step of evolution in terms of the growth of the game, and I think something that not only bodes well for our country but also the continent and will help our neighbours as well." None of which actually guarantees Canada will host a World Cup. Canada won the bidding to both womens tournaments in 2011 after its lone opposition, Zimbabwe, pulled out of consideration. Canada previously hosted the mens Under-17 World Cup in 1987 and the mens Under-20 World Cup in 2007, as well as the first womens under-20 tournament in 2002. Theres also the matter of a significant disparity between the womens and mens teams. The womens side, led by star Christine Sinclair of Burnaby, B.C. is ranked seventh in the world and recently won bronze at the 2012 London Games. The men are 118th in the world, have only a 1986 World Cup appearance to their credit and are early in a rebuilding process. But Blatter was quick to reminisce about Canadas soccer history. He recalled the decision made in Montreal by the FIFA Congress in 1976 to expel South Africa for its then pro-apartheid stance. He also downplayed Canadas geographic disadvantage as a possible World Cup host. "The distances? What are distances?" he said. "We have just been in Brazil. And you know Brazil is a country with 200 million people, and we have been in three difference zones of climate. If you play in Canada, we will be in the same zone of climate. ... In Brazil we were at the equator. It was hot, humid, sometimes raining." Brazil is already in the past for FIFA. Canada, if Blatter is to be believed, could be in its future if the womens tournaments are a success. "Next year there is no Brazil. Because Brazil is still in the air somewhere," he said. "But next year its not Brazil. Its the under-20 and then (the Womens World Cup). Theres no (other) big competition next year. So lets go." New Balance 1500 Italia . 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The Tribe suffered a 7-1 loss on Sunday to the Blue Jays at Progressive Field, as Carlos Carrasco was drilled for five runs and seven hits in three innings. Jack Hannahan knocked in the clubs only run, while Carlos Santana and Grady Sizemore each had two hits for Cleveland, which lost three straight to the Jays after winning the opener of the four-game set and is a half-game behind idle Detroit for the AL Central lead. My last two games, Ive left a couple of pitches a little bit up, said Carrasco. Every time when I miss, Ive paid the price. Cleveland will visit Minnesota for four games on this eight-game road trip and is slated to send Justin Masterson to the mound Thursday. Masterson is 2-1 with a stingy 0.38 ERA in his last four games (3 starts) and pitched a scoreless inning of relief in last Saturdays 5-4 loss to Toronto. He defeated the Yankees on July 6 with eight scoreless frames of a 5-3 win. Masterson is 7-6 with a 2.64 ERA in 19 games, 18 of which have been starts, this season and defeated Baltimore back on April 15 in an 8-2 victory in Cleveland. He allowed one run over seven innings, improving to 3-3 with a 5.20 ERA in nine careeer games (5 starts) against the Orioles. http://www.nbalancescarpe.it/new-balance-993.html. Baltimore went 1-9 on a 10-game road trip before the break and has lost seven straight and 12 of 13 games. In an 8-6 loss at Boston on Sunday in the finale of a heated four-game series from Fenway Park, Derrek Lee homered and Adam Jones recorded two hits and an RBI for the Orioles. Mitch Atkins did not figure into the decision after he gave up six runs and seven hits in only 1 2/3 innings. Jeremy Guthrie, who will start tonights game, was dealt the loss for giving up one run over 3 1/3 frames of relief. Four ejections highlighted the contest and Os manager Buck Showalter wasnt too pleased. I know the umpires are trying, I just wish they would have issued the warnings before the game started, because [John] Lackey should have been thrown out of the game [Saturday] for hitting [Derrek] Lee. That was intentional as it gets. [It will] be interesting to see if they hand down any punishment for Lackey. Orioles catcher Matt Wieters made the All-Star team and went 0-for-1. Showalters club, which has lost eight straight and 20 of the past 25 road games, is kicking off a 10-game homestand tonight versus the Indians, Red Sox and Angels, and will hand Guthrie the ball Thursday. In his last start July 6 in a 13-5 loss at Texas, Guthrie yielded six runs and nine hits over five innings. He fell to 3-12 on the season in a relief role on Sunday to go along with a 4.18 ERA over 20 games (18 starts). Guthrie has lost three straight trips to the mound and lost at Cleveland on April 16 in an 8-3 setback. He allowed six runs and 10 hits in five innings that day and is 2-1 with a 5.91 ERA in five career games (3 starts) against the Indians. Cleveland swept a three-game home series versus Baltimore from April 15-17 and has won 13 of the previous 19 meetings between the teams. Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '